Book Reviews

Love and Lust rec: 'Prickly Business' by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:18

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs m/m romance Prickly Business.

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Open Book: More Than Scary

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:19
Ruth Franklin, who’s writing a biography of Shirley Jackson, says of her subject: “She continues to fascinate me every day.”

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Letters: Nixon’s the One

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:16
Readers respond to recent reviews of new books about Richard Nixon and more.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”

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‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:00
A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.

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Miranda Sings hits USA TODAY's top 10

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:03

The YouTube star can't sing or spell, but still has a best seller.

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ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:50
There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.

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Man Booker prize longlist announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:55

Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson are among those nominated for the literary award.

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‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:00
William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.

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Authors' faves: Amy and Sheldon and any kind of pie

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:08

Totally Bound authors Willa Edwards and Crissy Smith discuss favorite romantic TV couples and favorite desserts.

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Book explores what animals 'think'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:12

A sympathetic view of wildlife from naturalist Carl Safina.

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Campus novel fizzles out of the 'Gate'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:00

Debut novel 'Bradstreet Gate' is reminiscent of 'The Secret History.'

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True-crime writer Ann Rule dies at 84

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:39

Best-selling true-crime writer Ann Rule died Sunday in Seattle at age 84.

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Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.

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‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:00
Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.

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‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:00
What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.

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Must-read paranormals: 'Siren's Call,' 'Dragon Fall,' plus author interviews

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:16

HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs reads by Jayne Ann Krentz (Jayne Castle) and Katie MacAlister and chats with the authors.

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'Pet': A new Dr. Seuss is on the loose!

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 17:31

A brother and sister wonder what pet should they get in newly discovered title.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:40

Watch for Tim Palen's collection of 'Hunger Games' photographs.

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‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:00
Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.

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